Muttharasa Nallore, Trichy.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Muttharasa nallore: Siva temple.

    The place is 7 kms from Trichy to Karur. There are three sanctum for Lord Siva and three sanctums for goddess.

    Main Deity is Siva Lingam known as Rathna gireeswarar and Aralakesari amman in different sanctum. Engoinadhar and his consort Maragadha valli amman in different sanctum.Kadamba vaneswarar, and his consort known as Bala kujalambikai in separate sanctum.

    Purana says a king by name Muttarasu used to worship Siva in Kulithalai in morning, Rathanagireeswarar of iyer malai in the noon, and Thiru engoinadhar of engoi malai in the evening everyday.

    When he was old he was not able to do the worship like before, he was sad and praying. Siva wanted to help his devotee he came in the dream of King and asked him to remove the three idols that are in the ground near the vanni maram and build temple there.

    The king in the morning found the idols of Siva and Goddess. He built the temple and installed all the idols and the place was named after him.

    Other deities seen in the temple are Murugan with Valli and Devayany, Dakshina moorthy, Ganapathy, Chandeeswarar, Navagraha, Birava, Sani, and Surya.

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